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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14359 of 16087 Re: "Driver Skills" [m6user]
Jun 24, 2012 (12:59 pm)
you could get a stick for 2 generations past that. I had a '99 SE 5 speed, and when they redesigned them (I think for 2001) you could still get a stick.
actually, the prior generation to what is out now (the ones with the glass stripe roof) were available with a stick too. Saw one for sale not that long ago.
#14360 of 16087 Re: "Driver Skills" [graphicguy]
Jun 24, 2012 (1:43 pm)
I'm still hanging around--not too much posting. I guess I'm spending too much time in the studio and with my dogs.
I see where the Subie/Scion Twins were #1 and #2 for shortest time on dealer lots for May (4 days and 5 days respectively), which makes sense given their recent release.
I mentioned on Sales Stories that I looked at a Scion frs on the lot of my local dealership. It's a good looking car from the outside, but the interior looks rather cheap to me. I think it's in keeping with the "driver's car" philosophy being espoused by Toyota (and it's probably keeping the cost down). The one on the local lot lasted close to three weeks before it sold. I haven't seen it around town yet although it might have been purchased by someone from OKC or Tulsa since they are only 60 miles away and the pricing is fixed with Scion so buyer's will pay the same anywhere. Actually, I say that and I know my local dealership doesn't play any mark-up games so maybe it's a better deal if some of the dealers are charging a surcharge for these high-demand cars.
By the way congrats on the Audi. My brother did a similar move last winter, but reversed the brands. They own an Audi Allroad and he just added a new BMW X-3 to their stable. His wife drives the Allroad and he drives the X-3. Interestingly, he went from a BMW 3 series to a Honda Element to the X-3, which strikes me as a bit auto schizophrenic.
#14361 of 16087 Re: "Driver Skills" [fedlawman]
Jun 24, 2012 (2:48 pm)
Hey Fed, talk about back in the day..... Jackson Racing, I don't think many people on the each coast know about this little company...
#14362 of 16087 Re: ELLPSs [stickguy]
Jun 24, 2012 (2:52 pm)
Hey Stick not too sure if the Q5 talk is allowed, since it is a SUV...
But since you brought it up, Audi will be importing a diesel version of the Q5 for 2013, it will be a 2L diesel 190hp and roughly 300+lbs of torque. Since MB will be bring the GLK blue tec diesel over for 2013. I haven't heard about a X3 Diesel..
Yes, the Q5 is a very nice SUV, well built very solid. But pricey.
Jun 24, 2012 (3:07 pm)
Well I did it, I sold my 2011 328i, on Friday when I got back in town I call the gentlemen who I meet at the BMW dealership (when my partner and I went and test drove a 335d) he hadn't bought a car yet, and he told me that mine was exactly the color combo and options he was looking at. About 20 minutes on the phone with him, he came by today, before 8am (it is really the only time one can stand being outside for any length of time it's been 110 here) went for a drive, he will be back on Monday afternoon with a certified check. Overall I had 2 people come look at the car, didn't hear back from them.
One down, I'm having a hard time wanting to place the 330 up for sale, I'll see how I feel after this coming week.
#14364 of 16087 Re: Sold [flightnurse]
Jun 24, 2012 (3:22 pm)
FN...congratz! 1/2 down....another car to go. I can see that RS4 in your driveway, now!
#14365 of 16087 Re: Sold [flightnurse]
Jun 24, 2012 (3:30 pm)
Jun 24, 2012 (4:34 pm)
Congrats my man!
#14367 of 16087 Re: Flightnurse [nyccarguy]
Jun 24, 2012 (5:27 pm)
Yeah, Way to go
#14368 of 16087 Re: "Driver Skills" [gogiboy]
Jun 25, 2012 (6:48 am)
All.....clearly, I never followed the Maxima lineage. Matter of fact, I think I was only in one once a few years ago...driving a rental. It seemed nice enough.
gogi....I know that Scion came out with a big splash. But, I have yet to see any of their newer offerings on the road. As mentioned, my son pointed out the BRZ to me. He's go the hots for one. Not sure he's got the means at this stage, though. He's saving up for a house. His GF is bugging him for a ring. If/when that happens, he's looking at minivans in pretty short order.
Trade market is strong. Pulling the trigger on the S4 was predicated on me kicking in some money for the SO. That meant getting decent $$$$ for the Accord. And, for her to sell her '03 Subie Outback, which she's putting in for some minor repairs (CV joints, A/C check and charge) before hitting the newspaper ads.
May have another Sales story regarding selling the Subaru shortly. I have to get a good detail on it, after it comes back from the shop with a clean bill of health. So, it will be a few weeks, yet.
Again, hope you stick around.